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- My comedy doesn't come from any calculations and studies. -- Jackie Mason
- Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war. -- Livy
- I'm trying not to pay too much attention to the rankings because calculations can distract you. -- Novak Djokovic
- It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. -- J. R. R. Tolkien
- We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face. -- Kofi Annan
- The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. -- Sun Tzu
- There was a project at Lawrence Livermore National Labs where many years ago they went down this path for scripting and controlling very large numerical calculations. -- Guido van Rossum
- Although it's difficult, if not impossible, to put a dollar value on the numerous services nature provides, leaving them out of economic calculations means they are often ignored. -- David Suzuki
- Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible. -- Yuan T. Lee
- It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants. -- Honore de Balzac
- All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth - it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations. -- Henry Petroski
- The minute you start making calculations about what people will think of you as a person based on your work as an actor, you're on the road to becoming a bad one. -- Rob Lowe
- Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious. -- Daniel Libeskind
- The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness. -- Marilyn Ferguson
- There are many different kinds of radioactive waste and each has its own half-life so, just to be on the safe side and to simplify matters, I base my calculations on the worst one and that's plutonium. -- David R. Brower
- Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor's New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations. -- Roger Penrose
- If the only way you could read an email was to run a mile first, the urge would quickly die. Human beings constantly do subconscious effort/reward calculations. Tapping a screen is the easiest of physical tasks. -- Andrew Weil
- I don't know whether you have done your calculations but, about two or three years back, I did a first assessment of what the first successful device would be worth and it came out at about 300 trillion dollars. -- Martin Fleischmann
- My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions. -- Omar Bongo
- In any crass political calculation, drilling for oil will always win more votes than putting a price on carbon. But if I recall what I was taught in fifth-grade American government class, we elect presidents to do more than crass political calculations. -- Jeff Goodell
- No matter how invasive the technologies at their disposal, marketers and pollsters never come to terms with the living process through which people choose products or candidates; they are looking at what people just bought or thought, and making calculations based on that after-the-fact data. -- Douglas Rushkoff
- Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit. -- Abu Bakar Bashir
- I know I'm not some matinee idol, but I think we're sold this bill of goods by the media, which says that only the most beautiful and dashing people can become movie stars. So when someone like me sneaks in, they have to redo the calculations. -- John C. Reilly
- The tall building, concentrating man in one place more densely than ever before, similarly concentrates the dilemma of our public architecture at the end of the twentieth century: whether the new forms made possible by technology are doomed by the low calculations of modern patrons and their architects. -- Martin Filler
- I think the comic that's gotten me the most feedback is actually the one about the stoplights. Noticing when the stoplights are in sync, or calculating the length of your strides between floor tiles - normal people notice that kind of stuff, but a certain kind of person will do some calculations. -- Randall Munroe
- You know, there's a real irony in U.S. assistance programs. First of all, I think it's misnamed. We're not so much trying to help people as we're trying to help ourselves. So let's be clear about this. So these are - in my view, they're cold calculations of national security and not aid programs. -- Richard Armitage
- Radiative transfer calculations I can do standing on my head. -- Christopher Monckton
- All calculations based on experience elsewhere, fail in New Mexico. -- Lew Wallace
- I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
- I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam, -- Charles Babbage
- The most dangerous of our calculations are those we call illusions. -- Georges Bernanos
- do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat -- Sun Tzu
- If sophisticated calculations are needed to justify an action, don't do it. -- Robert Heller
- There is always something to upset the most careful of human calculations. -- Ihara Saikaku
- Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. -- Rumi
- The vulgar call good fortune that which really is produced by the calculations of genius. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- [Newton's calculations] entered the marrow of what we know without knowing how we know it. -- Hermann Bondi
- Washington is a place where men praise courage and act on elaborate personal cost-benefit calculations. -- John Kenneth Galbraith
- All the calculations show it can't work. There's only one thing to do: make it work. -- Pierre-Georges Latecoere
- The consideration of human suffering is not one which enters into the calculations of primitive man. -- James G. Frazer
- The best companies are able to realize earnings in cash, not through calculations that belong in fantasyland. -- David Hawkins
- Extreme views are never just; something always turns up which disturbs the calculations formed upon their data. -- Benjamin Disraeli
- After all the statistics and calculations are formulated, the one element that breathes life into marketing is good design. -- Steve Jobs
- Losses of a kind of satisfaction that have no market equivalent don't show up in the calculations of economists. -- Ivan Illich
- Lie bills and calculations much perplexed, With steam-boats, frigates, and machinery quaint Traced over them in blue and yellow paint. -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
- I consider a work of art as a product of calculations, calculations that are frequently unknown to the author himself. -- Pablo Picasso
- Purpose does not need to involve calculations or numbers. Purpose is about the quality of life. Purpose is human, not economic. -- Simon Sinek
- As I'm getting older, I'm moving away from calculations and measurement. I'm trying to be more open to vulnerability and mistakes. -- Micah Lexier
- No estimate is more in danger of erroneous calculations than those by which a man computes the force of his own genius. -- Samuel Johnson
- I am ashamed to tell you to how many figures I carried these calculations [of Pi], having no other business at the time -- Isaac Newton
- It's tens of millions of calculations just to design one connection between a piece of structural steel and another piece of structural steel. -- Greg Lynn
- Always presume that the enemy has dangerous designs and always be forehanded with the remedy. But do not let these calculations make your timid. -- Frederick the Great
- This means I must pay close attention to the writing, but equally so to the scientific background - which sometimes means doing fairly involved calculations. -- Stanley Schmidt
- My evenings are taken up very largely with astrology. I make horoscopic calculations in order to find a clue to the core of psychological truth. -- Carl Jung
- And the vagueness of his alarm added to its terrors; when once you have taken the Impossible into your calculations its possibilities become practically limitless. -- Hector Hugh Munro
- Laboratory experiments, field observations and atmospheric modeling calculations have now established that chemical reactions occurring on PSC particles play a central role in polar ozone depletion. -- Mario J. Molina
- I've got used to touring. If you make calculations of the nights spent in hotels in my life, multiplied by the tattoos I have for hundred. -- Anthony Kiedis
- Although quantum mechanics has been around for nearly 70 years, it is still not generally understood or appreciated, even by those that use it to do calculations. -- Stephen Hawking
- Fanaticism displays itself in the masses; but the masses were rarely fanaticised; and the crimes ascribed to it were commonly due to the calculations of dispassionate politicians. -- Lord Acton
- Through the dry phrases of calculations in her mind, she noticed that she did have time to feel something: it was the hard, exhilarating pleasure of action. -- Ayn Rand
- I also ask you my friends not to condemn me entirely to the mill of mathematical calculations, and allow me time for philosophical speculations, my only pleasures. -- Johannes Kepler
- Through the dry phases of calculations in her mind, she noticed that she did have time to feel something: it was the hard, exhilarating pleasure of action. -- Ayn Rand
- I am well aware of the disagreeable effect produced on the majority of humanity, by whatever relates, even at the slightest degree to calculations or mathematical reasonings. -- Hiram Maxim
- A warrior, on the other hand, is a hunter. He calculates everything. That's control. But once his calculations are over he acts. He lets go. That's abandon. -- Carlos Castaneda
- Top-up fees mean that universities are increasingly under pressure to confer degrees upon students, who perceive the degree as a commodity they've purchased. Failure doesn't enter into anyone's calculations. -- Sarah Churchwell
- It is possible for leaders or regimes to be cruel, bigoted, twisted in their world views and still make rational calculations with respect to their limits and their self-preservation. -- Barack Obama
- In fact a few simple mathematical calculations reveal that if reference librarians were paid at market rates for all the roles they play, they would have salaries well over $200,000. -- Will Manley
- Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible." -- Yuan T. Lee
- If Christ does not appear to meet his 144,000 faithful shortly after midnight on February 6th or 7th, it means that my calculations, based on the Bible, must be revised. -- Margaret Davis Bowen
- Tactics involve calculations that can tax the human brain, but when you boil them down, they are actually the simplest part of chess and are almost trivial compared to strategy. -- Garry Kasparov
- Hope consists in asserting that there is at the heart of being, beyond all data, beyond all inventories and all calculations, a mysterious principle which is in connivance with me -- Gabriel Marcel
- Fast food may appear to be cheap food and, in the literal sense it often is, but that is because huge social and environmental costs are being excluded from the calculations. -- Prince Charles
- It is very distressing that anyone would look at these matters from a political viewpoint. Core beliefs about when life begins and ends are far too important for any such calculations. -- Mac Thornberry
- Factors in the art of warfare are: First, calculations; second, quantities; third, logistics; fourth, the balance of power; and fifth, the possibility of victory is based on the balance of power. -- Sun Tzu
- What really happens is that the gene pool becomes filled with genes that influence bodies in such a way that they behave 'as if' they made complex, if unconscious, cost/benefit calculations -- Richard Dawkins
- There is no more common error than to assume that, because prolonged and accurate mathematical calculations have been made, the application of the result to some fact of nature is absolutely certain. -- Alfred North Whitehead
- If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre minds.... I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
- God's word is unpredictable in its power... The Church has to accept this unruly freedom of the word, which accomplishes what it wills in ways that surpass our calculations and ways of thinking. -- Pope Francis
- Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious -- Daniel Libeskind
- Take the shortest route. The one that nature planned - to speak and act in the healthiest way. Do that, and be free of pain and stress, free of all calculations and pretension. -- Marcus Aurelius
- A vital function of the free market is to penalize inefficiency and misjudgment and to reward efficiency and good judgment. By distorting economic calculations and creating illusory profits, inflation will destroy this function. -- Henry Hazlitt
- I'd rather have a pencil and paper and do all my own calculations rather than rely on a machine. And I'll do most calculations in double digit multiples as quick as the machine. -- Lindsay Fox
- Noticing when the stoplights are in sync, or calculating the length of your strides between floor tiles - normal people notice that kind of stuff, but a certain kind of person will do some calculations. -- Myles Munroe
- A conservative, I take it, is a man who despises vulgarity; but the argument which is concerned exclusively with calculations of success, and is based on blindness to the nobility of the effort, is vulgar. -- Leo Strauss
- Don't search for heaven and hell in the future. Both are now present. Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. Whenever we fight, hate, we are in hell. -- Shams Tabrizi
- My calculations - allowing for a 12 percent margin of error, based on the radius of the corresponding confidence interval and the surgeon general's warning - concluded that they probably didn't stay behind for the tacos. -- Darynda Jones

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